Wheel Springs

Suspension systems for the bogie

Wheel Springs

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Wheel Springs – Rubber Blocks

Rubber blocks are fitted between wheel tyre and wheel rim. They allow a higher flexibility of the wheel and a better comfort for the passengers. Noise will be reduced. Due to the ability of axial deflection the wheel tyre can better follow the track curve, which results in lower wear.

Features & Benefits

  • Reduction of vibration
  • Minimisation of wheel- and railwear
  • Lower maintenance costs, in case of wear only tire has to be changed
  • Used in metros and trams

Technical Specifications

  • Individual rubber blocks or rubber rings possible
  • About 20 rubber blocks in 1 wheel
  • Radial stiffness from 50kN/mm to 200kN/mm
  • Fits in different  wheel diameter